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West Kelowna got its fifth recreational cannabis store Sunday as the Skye Cannabis Co. opened at 103 —1192 Industrial Rd., near the Town Pantry and A & W.

The importance of growing quality grapes was recognized Friday morning as Karnail Singh Sidhu, proprietor, manager and viticulturalist at West Kelowna’s Kalala Organic Winery received the B.C. Grapegrowers’ Association’s inaugural Viticulturalist of the Year award.

Annie’s Cafe and Lounge at Frind Estate Winery has been open for close to three weeks now. Named after winery proprietor Markus Frind’s wife, Annie, it’s got a more casual feel than many winery eateries.

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J.K. Schmidt Jewellers has been on West Kelowna’s Main Street for 42 years and after closing briefly due to COVID-19, the family business is happy to be back open.

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As soon as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said it was OK to do so, Kelly O’Bryan’s restaurant on the Westside swung its doors wide open.

As B.C. is carefully restarting its economy, the West Kelowna Wine Trail is reopening after being closed for two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After closing the Lost Horn Mediterranean Grill in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, owner Peter Contos is looking to open for take-out and delivery at the end of May.

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Phone lines were jammed and restaurants overwhelmed April 30 as people tried calling to order take-out for dinner from 11 local restaurants during the West Kelowna Warriors West Kelowna Community Night.

Interior Savings Credit Union is providing $150,000 to help non-profit organizations continue providing services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A BC Supreme Court judge has quashed a bid by Canada Post to retry arbitration decisions that prevented the company from hiring contractors to deliver rural mail in the Kelowna area.

People who have been lamenting the lack of bowling on the Westside since the alley next to the Save-On Foods burned down many years ago will soon be able to play at West Kelowna Bowl and enjoy a beverage and a meal at Whiski-Jack’s Pins and Pints Public House, set to open at the Okanagan Lak…

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on businesses. Those who remain open to the public as essential services are under pressure to try to keep up, while restaurants struggle to stay alive offering take-out and delivery.

The Migrant Rights Network is demanding action in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak among a group of Mexican farm workers at Bylands Nurseries in West Kelowna.

in-person access to West Kelowna City Hall remains restricted until further notice. People are encouraged to conduct business by phone, email and online as much as possible.

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Bylands Nurseries Ltd. made its own public statement Wednesday in the wake of Tuesday’s Interior Health announcement that there is an outbreak of COVID-19 among a group of farm workers employed by the West Kelowna business.

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